Peppermint Sticks - 18th Century Sweet Treats in Harpers Ferry, WV - True Treats Historic Candy

Peppermint Sticks – Parent to Candy Canes


The peppermint flavor in these sticks is rich and robust, with a classic porous texture. 12 sticks (7 oz) in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label: perfect to carry, perfect to store, perfect to give as a gift. Some breakage may occur in handling – these were called “bits” and enjoyed in the 1800s.

A Bit of History

These festive candy sticks were first hand-pulled, but in 1837 Boston candy-makers announced a machine that could produce them quickly, in even three-inch pieces.  The decorative stripe appeared soon after.

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